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DCR Customer Survey - Picnic Area Reservations for July 4, 2013

DCR is considering a reservation system for Hopkinton State Park, Cochituate State Park and Chicopee State Park on July 4th beginning in 2013. A reservation guarantees a parking space (not a picnic table or grill) at the facility on the holiday. Please give us your comments about this reservation system:

1. Please provide us with an email address so that we may advise you of the plans for July 4, 2013.

2. If available, would you be interested in reserving a parking space on July 4, 2013?

3. Which of these parks would you most likely choose to make a reservation?

4. How far in advance do you usually plan your 4th of July visit?

5. Would a reservation for a parking space make your park visit more predicatable and enjoyable?

6. We anticipate a reservation service fee of about $3 in addition to the regular parking fee. Do you think this would be a fair price for guaranteed access to the park?

7. Should DCR consider offering parking reservations on other summer weekends as well?

8. Recognizing that many people enjoy this holiday with family and friends, how many parking spaces would you likely reserve to accommodate your group?

9. What time would you typically plan to arrive?

10. How long would you expect to stay?

11. Please share any comments you may have about the parking reservation system being considered for July 4, 2013.